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Archive for August, 2012


Dean Anderson in NY Times on the Evolving Definition of Rape

August 28, 2012

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in the New York Times on how the definition of rape has changed over time.

Carolyn Coffey (’04) Honored with NYCLA Public Service Award

August 23, 2012

Alum Carolyn Coffey (’04) is being honored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) with a 2012 Public Service Award.

Dean Anderson Quoted in Washington Post Blog on Redefining Rape

August 22, 2012

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in the Washington Post on how the definition of rape has evolved.

Barbara Trapasso (’86) Named a “Woman of Distinction”

August 20, 2012

On August 11, alum Barbara Trapasso (’86) was named a Woman of Distinction by New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt at his Sixth Annual “Women of Distinction” ceremony held in Albertson, NY.

CUER Holds First Annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment

August 15, 2012

On June 26, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) held its first annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment. The day-long workshop brought together scholars, activists, and regulators to examine the challenging legal and regulatory questions implicated by environmental justice.

Harlene Katzman (’95) to Receive the Abely Pro Bono Achievement Award

August 14, 2012

On September 24, Sanctuary for Families will present Harlene Katzman (’95) with the Abely Pro Bono Achievement Award for her work representing battered immigrant women and victims of human trafficking. Katzman is currently Pro Bono Counsel and Director at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

This American Life and AlterNet Feature CUNY CLEAR Project

August 13, 2012

This American Life and AlterNet featured CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.

PBS Features Mae Watson Grote (’99) on Improving the Financial Security of the Working Poor

August 13, 2012

Alum Mae Watson Grote (’99) spoke on a segment of PBS’s Need to Know about the work of the nonproft organization she founded, The Financial Clinic. Grote discussed how the Clinic’s financial coaches work with their clients to create a budget to map out their situation and achieve financial goals.

NY Times Features Prof. Goldscheid’s Letter on Police Misconduct

August 8, 2012

Professor Julie Goldscheid’s Letter to the Editor about police misconduct was published in the New York Times. Her letter responds to a July 24 article about plans to reform police misconduct in the New Orleans Police Department through a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

CUNY Law Incubator Model Adopted in New Access to Law Initiative

August 2, 2012

California Western School of Law’s Access to Law Initiative was recently featured on KPBS’s Evening Edition. The Initiative, launched in June, is modeled on CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

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